Last week we finished the NES debates with a monster of a matchup between Punch-Out!! and Bubble Bobble. As soon as the bell rang, NihonTiger90 started off swinging with a vote for P.O.!! I Bubbed, Bobbed, and weaved, throwing a counter punch for B.B., and that set the pace for the rest of the fight. Whenever one side got in a punch, the other side almost always countered with one of their own. It’s been a long time since tallying the votes of a debate has been so much fun. The debate definitely went the distance, but towards the end one side began to grow tired and lost some ground that it just couldn’t regain. Here are the results:
- Punch-Out!! (25 votes)
- Bubble Bobble (33 votes) — Winner!
This week we move on to the SNES and Sega era of gaming, as we continue to go out of our way to discuss odd game debates that you’d never think to argue over because they’re so hard to compare. For tonight’s competition, we’re visiting a famous film quote, and then slightly changing it to make for a more interesting debate. Here’s the memorable conversation from the movie Billy Madison:
- Kid: Mortal Kombat, on Sega Genesis, is the best videogame ever.
- Billy Madison: I disagree, it’s a very good game, but I think Donkey Kong is the best game ever.
- Kid: Donkey Kong sucks.
- Billy Madison: You know something? YOU SUCK!
As you can tell from the title of this post and the totally non-edited picture above, we’re instead looking to find out whether Donkey Kong Country or Mortal Kombat II (for either Sega Genesis or SNES) was the better game. Don’t forget, the point of these odd debates is not to just vote with your gut, it forces us to be more analytical and think like a game designer.
Which game do you think is better, and why? Give it some serious thought, get some friends to share their opinions as well, and check back next week for the results and a new round of odd SNES/Genesis debates.